Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 3PACK 2017
About This Wine
On the nose: beautiful balance of chocolate, cedar, sandalwood, roasted coffee beans, dark cherries, paprika, licorice
On the palate: dense entrance evolving on a structured mid palate, lifted by granular tannins, notes of sweet, ripe pear, starfruit, redcurrant, fresh cranberry, boysenberry, candied cherry lingering on a hint of lavender
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 started out with record precipitation providing vines with sufficient water tables to safely get them through several heat spikes that began as early as June. Temperatures up to 110 degrees in early September prompted several winemakers to begin harvesting red varietals. Our winemaking team held steadfast and patiently waited until end of September before bringing in the first red varietals. Rewarded then with more moderate temperatures, the resulting wines express themselves as both full-bodied and greatly structured.
Planted by Napa pioneer Hamilton Crabbin 1868, To Kalon Vineyard is known for the depth of its rocky, well-drained alluvial soil and grapes with ample tannins and bright, natural acidity. Our different blocks include several sections with very high plant density providing natural shade from the afternoon sun resulting in wines with great structure balanced by an inviting fruitiness.
“We are thrilled to be able to source grapes from what is undeniably one of the most famous vineyard sites in California. With several blocks and clones utilized, this vintage shows why this soil is considered among the holy grails in NapaValley.”